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Virtual Activities and Programming

Tarleton State University is a community built on our core values of Tradition, Integrity, Civility, Leadership, Excellence, and Service. Currently, our communities face stress and uncertainty as we respond to the novel coronavirus. In such a time as this, the Tarleton family must embody those values and come together to care for ourselves and our communities.

All questions for Tarleton State University’s administration about COVID-19 should be submitted via this form. The Tarleton Coronavirus site is the official outlet of all COVID-19 related university updates. All information contained here is intended to supplement and support students, staff, faculty and other Tarleton community members in this time of need. Please use this resource to help your fellow Tarleton family members navigate these challenging times.

Resources & Services

Tarleton still has resources & services available to you! Refer to this list with any questions you may have regarding these departments.


Student Health Services

  • We are available and accepting appointments. Any Tarleton student paying the student Health fee is encouraged to contact 254-968-9271 to schedule your appointment.
  • This includes the Ft. Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Stephenville locations.

Tarleton Bookstore (located in the Thompson Student Center)

  • We are open to serve you, Monday-Friday 10AM – 2PM!
  • Staff onsite and available by phone Monday-Friday 8AM – 5PM. Give us a call at 254-968-9004.
  • Free shipping on all orders at

Post Office

  • Mail window open daily from 9AM – 4PM.
  • Mail delivery to campus twice daily.

Dining Hall

  • Dining Hall Hours (To-Go only)
    Monday-Thursday- 7AM – 8PM 
    Friday 7:00 AM – 7PM
    Saturday/Sunday 11:30AM – 1PM & 4:30PM – 6PM 
  • Purple Food Truck
    Hunewell/Annex 10:45AM – 11:30AM & 4:15PM – 5PM
    Nursing Lot 11:45AM – 1:15PM & 5:15 – 6:30PM

Dean of Students Administrative Office

The Dean of Students Administrative Office continues addressing student needs! Connect with us virtually!

  • Please call our office at 254.968.9080 with your Dean of Student Administrative Office needs.
  • Learn more about our continued work at the Dean of Students Administrative Office.
  • Remember, if you have received communication from the Dean of Students Administrative Office indicating you need to schedule an appointment, you can schedule a virtual meeting by emailing or calling 254.968.9080. Virtual appointments will be conducted via telephone or Zoom teleconferencing software.

Texan Card Office

  • We are open Monday-Friday, 8AM – 5PM.

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services is available to you!

  • Explore wellbeing information in your residence halls is happening now, see your residence hall staff to explore great topics!
    • Join us for the following opportunities:
      • Mini-Mindfulness Practice
      • Taking in the Good
      • Foundations of Wellbeing
      • Easy Self–Care
      • 3-5 Breathing and Grounding
  • Workshops coming your way soon via Zoom!
    • Healthy Relationships during the COVID-19 Era (4 part series)
    • Fear and Anxiety and How It Protects Us
    • Mindful Eating and Self-Care
    • Coping Skills for Online Learning
    • How Our Healthy Brains Can Make Us Miserable
    • Coping with Substance Use Disorders and Social Distancing
    • Time Management and the Virtual Classroom
    • ADHD and How to Get the Work Done in the Online Classroom
    • Tip and tricks for strong mental health posted on social media

Follow us on social media @Tarletonwellness

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hopes you are adjusting to a new schedule and are ready to get back into your fitness routine.

  • Our fitness program seeks to promote health, vitality and wellness through positive experiences.
  • We are working hard to bring more VIRTUAL positivity your way every day! 

Make sure you are following @TarletonRec on all social media channels for the most up to date information on programs and offerings!


 Upcoming Social Media Programming

WOW (Workout of the Week): Campus Recreation will release its workout of the week challenge each Monday morning through social media. We will be doing fitness challenges and asking students to tag us in their home workout videos.

Trivia Tuesday: Campus Recreation will be posting trivia challenges via social media each Tuesday throughout the Spring Semester. (Begins March 31st).

OP CLINIC WEDNESDAY: The Outdoor pursuits area will be posting a new clinic each Wednesday covering an array of outdoor related topics. (Begins April 1st).

PURPLE THURSDAY CHALLENGE: Join Campus Recreation each Purple Thursday for a home based challenge showing off your skills and creativity.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Live stream nutrition chats to increase healthy nutrition behaviors while social distancing!

VIRTUAL 5K: Campus Recreation will be hosting a virtual 5K beginning in April with Virtual 5K training available throughout the month.

Virtual Fitness

Tarleton Campus Recreation has created online Group Fitness classes!

  • Classes will be aired livestream via Zoom link.
  • We will also share the recorded classes with you at the end of each week.

Tarleton Campus Recreation is hosting Esports tournaments available for sign up through IMLeagues.

Three tournaments will be available: NBA 2K, Madden & FIFA.

  • For each tournament there will be two divisions, (PS4 / XBOX) to avoid cross platforms.
  • Registration for each tournaments opens March 27th at 12PM and is free of charge.
  • Registration closes April 3rd at 12PM.
  • Winners of these tournaments will be eligible to advance to our NIRSA Region IV Esports Tournament held April 24th-26th.
    • NBA 2K tournament will be held April 6th - 8th
    • Madden tournament will be held April 13th - 15th
    • FIFA tournament will be held April 20th - 22nd

Leadership & Service Programs

Tarleton Food Pantry is open 24 hours a day and has “Grab & Go” assistance.

Please follow us on Instagram @tarletonfoodpantry on Instagram for updates as well!

Leadership & Service Programs is putting together virtual service activities you can do from the comfort of your home!

  • Send a positive message to a nursing facility.
  • Post your favorite recipe to support the Tarleton Food Pantry.
  • April 9- send us your own service ideas and participation.
  • April 13- join us for a virtual service project.
  • April 17- join us for Tarleton’s Annual Leadership & Service awards.
  • Enroll in the GO LEAD Newsletter by emailing

Follow us on @tarletonserves on Instagram for up-to-date service opportunities!

Student Organizations

Student Government Association

What’s happening with SGA virtually?

  • April 23rd – virtually- SGA Awards Banquet (details coming soon)!

Fraternity & Sorority Life

  • Greek Week is going Virtual! The games begin in April. Watch the Student Affairs social media for how to be connected!
  • Watch your Greek-related GroupMe for check ins!
  • Check your chapter leadership team to see if you are meeting virtually!

Lance Zimmerman Student Involvement, Tradition, Spirit & Family Relations

  • Virtually keeping traditions alive and Thursdays purple!
  • Multiple challenges every week to win prizes!
    • More details on the challenges posted on social media.
      • Follow us on Twitter, TikTok, & Instagram: @Tarleton_SITSFR,
      • and Facebook: TarletonSITSFR

Tarleton Activities Board

  • Offering virtual experiences of Tarleton's historic traditions and student spirit!
  • Challenges & activities offered every weekday!
    • More details on the challenges & activities posted on social media.
      • Follow us on Twitter, TikTok, & Instagram: @Tarleton_TAB,
      • and Facebook: Tarleton TAB

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & International Programs

  • The ODIIP office has been rearranged to provide quiet and open study/work areas.
    • Signage has been posted to norm social distancing.
    • We have 10 working stations within the ODIIP suite which are CDC compliant.
    • We are even prepared for overflow.
  • The following organizational advisors are contacting you through GroupMe! Be sure to watch your chat!
    • BOLD
    • MENtal Freedom
    • Organization of Latinx-American Students
    • Kappa Delta Chi
    • American Sign Language Club
    • Lambda Theta Eta
    • Black Student Union

More information and upcoming social media events listed here!

Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Tarleton State is continuously updating its information and guidance for the university community to address the changing status of COVID-19. Please visit the university's website for more information about COVID-19 and its impacts to Tarleton State, precautions that are being taken, prevention measures you can take and a compilation of frequently asked questions.